Manure - Livestock

(Last Updated: 3/9/2021)

Properly composted manure is an excellent soil amendment for yards and gardens.  

Good manure management includes:

picking manure regularly, 

covering manure piles, keeping manure away from waterways (including ditches), and 

composting , which can kill bacteria, parasites and weed seeds. 

Livestock waste contains bacteria, parasite eggs, and other materials that can harm shellfish and other aquatic organisms. If manure runoff reaches streams and Puget Sound, contamination from manure can cause shellfish harvesting closures. algae blooms, and unsafe conditions for recreational activities like swimming and boating. 

Resources and trainings are offered through the Kitsap Conservation District. They can assist you with questions and concerns.  

Compost manure and use it on pastures, lawns, gardens, and orchards.  

Kitsap Conservation District's Agriculture Technical Assistance Program assists with manure management, composting and general farm management. For gardening questions, contact Kitsap Conservation District's GRACE Program.

Use for your plant beds or give it away to gardeners seeking manure for their yard, garden and fruit trees. Connect to gardeners on Kitsap Conservation District's "Doo For You" Facebook page.

Ask a local composting facility if they will accept your manure. To avoid introducing damaging herbicides into their compost, these facilities may require testing or information about the type of animal feed you use.

Disposal of manure at Olympic View Transfer Station requires an Industrial and Hazardous Waste Solutions | account. Follow the steps to "Start a Profile" with WM Solutions. 

Testing for coliform, metals, herbicides and pesticides is required to ensure the manure can be accepted at the receiving landfill. 

Small amounts of pet waste is accepted at drop-off waste facilities when it is double-bagged.